If you’re uncertain about your summer plans, let alone your long-term aspirations, consider exploring various avenues such as missions, teaching, coaching children, or recreational ministry.

You could also utilize your athletic skills to share the Gospel! Spending ten weeks in full-time ministry could provide a valuable experience.
Why not invite your friends to join you? Ministry is more impactful when performed by a group of like-minded individuals working together towards a common goal of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Consider asking your teammates and friends to join you on this journey.
For 30 years, Sports Crusaders has been pioneering sports and recreational ministry under the leadership of founder Bobby Shows. They have impacted over 50,000 students worldwide, with one out of every eight students professing Christ as their Savior. Come be a part of this legacy and join the Sports Crusaders family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to play for my college to qualify to work with Sports Crusaders?2021-12-30T12:18:41-06:00

No.  You must be able to teach the sport to children.  Some of the best coaches never played!

Will we get paid every week?2021-12-30T12:18:51-06:00

We pay you every other Friday (every two weeks).

How many students are on a team?2021-12-30T12:18:58-06:00

Three to four students are on a team.

What do we do on the weekends?2021-12-30T12:19:04-06:00

Camps are usually over on Friday afternoon.  You can go home, stay at a team member’s house.  If you are from another state, and your camps are in Missouri then we will make arrangements for host families to house you.  You typically report to the next camp on Sunday afternoons.

How do we travel to camps?2021-12-30T12:19:11-06:00

Generally speaking you drive your vehicle to and from camps or rendezvous points to meet up with your team.  We pay mileage for the miles you travel.  We ask that you ride together as much as possible to be easier on our budget.

Summer Coach Details

  • 5 or 10 weeks of total commitment during the summer. 4 or 8 weeks of camp and the week off during July 4th.
  • Experiencing 1 week of intensive leadership and sports ministry training.
  • Working closely with a team of 2-4 other college missionaries.
  • Leading 4 or 8 weeks of Christ-centered sports camps for children and youth of a variety of ages and backgrounds.
  • Traveling to and from locations in Missouri and surrounding states.
  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and confess Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
  • A college athlete or equivalent and confident in teaching their sport at many levels.
  • Enjoy working with children and youth of all ages.
  • $1800 salary for 9 weeks at $200/week for team members and $250/week for team leaders
  • Lodging and meals are covered during the week.
  • Some reimbursement on travel.
  • Invaluable leadership, ministry, and coaching experience.
  • A crown that will last forever (1 Cor. 9:25).

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